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August 9, 2016
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From the Bar
News from The Docket
Can We Communicate Concisely?
In an increasingly complex world, one of the most Herculean of challenges becomes the task of simplification. Check out Joseph P. McMahon’s article on getting your point across with a less-is-more approach.
Represent The First District of the CBA
The Denver Bar Association seeks nominees to serve as Colorado Bar Association Vice President representing the First District (Denver). This is a one-year term beginning July 1, 2017, serving on the CBA Executive Council and Board of Governors. Nominations are due by Friday, September 23. For more information or to send nominations, contact Melissa Nicoletti at melissan@cobar.org.
Davis Award Nominations Sought — Deadline Sept. 1
Nominations are invited for the 2016 Richard Marden Davis Award to honor attorneys under the age of 40 who have demonstrated excellence as a lawyer and leadership in Denver’s civic, educational, and charitable activities. The award was established by Davis Graham & Stubbs, the family of Dick Davis, and the Denver Bar Foundation in 1992 to recognize successful and community-minded young attorneys in private and public practice, and to inspire new members of the Denver legal community. Download a nomination form here.
Business Contracts: The Fundamentals — Friday, Sept. 9
Program highlights include: General Contract Provisions and Structural Issues; Event Sponsorship Agreements and Sweepstakes Rules; Overview of Business Entities; State and Federal Securities Laws; Sale and Purchase of Goods and Services; Copyright Assignments; Labor and Employment Issues for Business Owners; M&A Basics; and Opinion Letters. Each attendee receives a copy of the new 2016 Edition of Business Contracts by Edward D. White, Esq. Register now.
Current Issues in Federal Contract Work — Friday, Sept. 16
In Cooperation with Women Veterans of Colorado

Attend this power-packed seminar and learn how to compete for federal government contracts from panelists, including the Small Business Administration, a former contracting officer, a banker, an attorney with nearly 40 years of government contract experience, as well as a business lawyer. Whether you are a small business owner, a veteran, a disabled veteran, or an attorney who represents these clients, you will learn the key steps for doing business with the government. Save your seat now.
From the Courts
Denver County Court Judicial Vacancy
The Denver County Court Judicial Nomination Commission is accepting applications from qualified attorneys to fill one vacancy for Denver County Court Judge. The vacancy will be created by the mandatory retirement of Judge Robert Crew, effective Jan. 9, 2017. Applications must be filed with the Denver County Court Presiding Judge's Office no later than Thursday, Aug. 18, at 5 p.m. Click here for more information.
From the Legal Community
DU Law Stars Dinner — Tuesday, Nov. 1
Register now for DU Law Stars, which will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 1 at the Marriott City Center downtown. For information about the honorees, sponsorship, table, ticket, and ad sales, click here.
Optimize Your Membership
DBA Placement Service
As a membership service of the Denver Bar Association, the Placement Service provides law firms and legal departments of corporations with qualified applicants in positions that match their skills, abilities and expectations. Their quality approach to cost-effective staffing has made the DBA Placement Service a favorite of the legal community since 1986. It provides temporary, temp-to-hire and full-time employment opportunities for secretaries, paralegals, receptionists, accounting, administrators and office assistants. Contact Mev Parsons or Amy Sreenen at 303-894-0014 or email dbaps@earthlink.net.

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